LIʻA Legacy of a Hawaiian Man
Sam Liʻa was a Hawaiian song composer who spent his life in the remote valley of Waipiʻo on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. There he perpetuated the tradition of celebrating the beauty of one's place and memorializing the events of its people. Among the musicans inspired by Sam Liʻa is Eddie Kamae, a major force in the revival of Hawaiian music. In this film, he translated his graditude and love for Liʻa into a visual song, in which music, place and people find their original harmony.
"Imparts a deep sense of the traditional Hawaiian balance between the people, their music and the land."
Diane Mark, Cinevue, New York